IFATC at Home - KSEA (Voted by IFC)


IFATC at Home - You Decide (Poll)!

Good morning/afternoon/evening IFC, I hope everyone is staying healthy and active. For those that don’t know me, I’m Smax! I am a DLVA Senior Captain and an IFATC Specialist. Thanks to our amazing ATC Community Manager and Creative Team, tomorrow is IFATC at Home Choice Day. I’m from the USA and I will be doing my part by controlling too. I will control from 15:30Z-18:00Z (11:30AM - 2:00PM EST).

I want to give the YOU, the community, the opportunity to choose the airport that I will be controlling at! Listed below are several options, with their corresponding information. Please vote on the poll, the poll closes at 4:00Z (12:00AM EST) tomorrow. I will announce the winner once the poll closes!

Airport Options
1. KMCO - Orlando International Airport:

Orlando International Airport (IATA: MCO, ICAO: KMCO, FAA LID: MCO)[5] is a major public airport located six miles (10 km) southeast of Downtown Orlando, Florida, United States. In 2019, MCO handled 50,613,072 passengers, making it the busiest airport in the state of Florida and the tenth-busiest airport in the United States.

The airport serves as a hub for Silver Airways and a focus city for Frontier Airlines, JetBlue, Southwest Airlines, and Spirit Airlines. Southwest is the airport’s largest carrier by passengers carried. The airport is also a major international gateway for the mid-Florida region, with over 850 daily flights on 44 airlines. The airport also serves 135 domestic and international destinations. At 12,600 acres (5,100 ha), MCO is one of the largest commercial airports in terms of land area in the United States.[2] In addition, the airport is home to a maintenance base for United Airlines.[6]

Airport Information:

  • Elevation: 96 ft.
  • Departures: 36R/18L and 35L/17R
  • Arrivals: 36L/18R and 35R/17L
Runway Dimensions
36R/18L 12005 x 200 feet / 3659 x 61 meters
36L/18R 12004 x 200 feet / 3659 x 61 meters
35R/17L 9001 x 150 feet / 2744 x 46 meters
35L/17R 10000 x 150 feet / 3048 x 46 meters

STARs, SIDs, and other charts:

https://skyvector.com/airport/MCO/Orlando-International-Airport

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2. KTPA - Tampa International Airport:

Tampa International Airport (IATA: TPA, ICAO: KTPA, FAA LID: TPA) is an international airport six miles (9.7 km) west of Downtown Tampa, in Hillsborough County, Florida, United States. The airport is publicly owned by Hillsborough County Aviation Authority (HCAA).[2] It has been praised for its architecture and Landside/Airside design of a central terminal (landside) connected by people movers to four satellite air terminals and gates (airsides), a pioneering concept when designed in the late 1960s. The airport was called Drew Field Municipal Airport until 1952.[3]

The airport is served by over twenty major air carrier airlines, four regional airlines, and three air cargo carriers. Three of the regional airlines operate under the banner of mainline air carriers, while a fourth, Silver Airways, is independent and utilizes Tampa International Airport as a hub for its operations. Southwest Airlines carries the airport’s largest share of passengers, operating up to 121 daily flights.[4]

The airport presently serves 93 non-stop destinations throughout North America, Central America, the Caribbean, and Europe. The airport handled 22,497,953 passengers in 2019, making it the 28th-busiest airport by passenger movements in North America.[5]

Airport Information:

  • Elevation: 26 ft.
  • Departures: 1L/19R and 1R/19L; 10/28 weather permitting
  • Arrivals: 1L/19R and 1R/19L; 10/28 weather permitting
Runway Dimensions
1L/19R 11002 x 150 feet / 3353 x 46 meters
1R/19L 8300 x 150 feet / 2530 x 46 meters
10/28 6999 x 150 feet / 2133 x 46 meters

STARs, SIDs, and other charts:

https://skyvector.com/airport/TPA/Tampa-International-Airport

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3. KORD - Chicago O’Hare International Airport:

O’Hare International Airport (IATA: ORD, ICAO: KORD, FAA LID: ORD), typically referred to as O’Hare Airport, Chicago O’Hare, or simply O’Hare, is an international airport located on the Northwest Side of Chicago, Illinois, 14 miles (23 km) northwest of the Loop business district. Operated by the Chicago Department of Aviation[5] and covering some 7,627 acres (3,087 ha),[6] O’Hare has non-stop flights to 228 destinations in North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Oceania as of 2018.[7][8]

As the first major airport planned after World War II, O’Hare’s innovative design pioneered concepts such as concourses, direct highway access to the terminal, jet bridges, and underground refueling systems.[11] It became famous as the first World’s Busiest Airport of the jet age, holding that distinction from 1963 to 1998; today, it is the world’s sixth-busiest airport, serving 83 million passengers in 2018.[12] In 2015, Chicago had 11.4 million international passengers, while New York’s JFK had 29.4 million and Miami and Los Angeles each had 20.2 million.[13] In the year ending December 31, 2019, O’Hare had 919,704 aircraft operations, averaging 2,520 per day, the most of any airport in the world in part because of a large number of regional flights.[14][15][13]

O’Hare is unusual in that it serves as a major hub for more than one of the three U.S. mainline carriers: United Airlines (which is headquartered in Chicago) and American Airlines.[16][17] It is also a focus city for Frontier Airlines and Spirit Airlines.[2][3]

Airport Information:

  • Elevation: 672 ft.
  • Departures: 9R/27L and 10L/28R; 4L/22R and 4R/22L weather permitting
  • Arrivals: 9L/27R, 10C/28C, 10R/28L; 4L/22R and 4R/22L weather permitting
Runway Dimensions
10L/28R 13000 x 150 feet / 3962 x 46 meters
10C/28C 10800 x 200 feet / 3292 x 61 meters
10R/28L 7500 x 150 feet / 2286 x 46 meters
4R/22L 8075 x 150 feet / 2461 x 46 meters
4L/22R 7500 x 150 feet / 2286 x 46 meters
9R/27L 7967 x 150 feet / 2428 x 46 meters
9L/27R 7500 x 150 feet / 2286 x 46 meters

STARs, SIDs, and other charts:

https://skyvector.com/airport/ORD/Chicago-O-Hare-International-Airport

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4. KCVG (My home airport) - Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport:

Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (IATA: CVG, ICAO: KCVG, FAA LID: CVG) is a public international airport located in Hebron, Kentucky, United States. It serves the Greater Cincinnati metropolitan area. The airport’s code, CVG, comes from the nearest city at the time of its opening, Covington, Kentucky.[6] CVG covers an area of 7,000 acres (2,800 ha).[5]

Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport offers non-stop passenger service to 63 destinations on 180-190 peak daily departures in North America and Europe.[7] The airport is a focus city for Allegiant Air, Delta Air Lines, and Frontier Airlines. Additionally, CVG is the fastest-growing cargo airport in North America.[8] The airport is a global hub for both Amazon Air and DHL Aviation, handling numerous domestic and international cargo flights every day.[9] Overall, CVG ranks 4th in North America for total cargo operations.[10]

At its peak, CVG became Delta’s second largest hub, handling over 670 flights daily in 2005.[24] It was the fourth largest hub in the world for a single airline, based on departures, ranking only behind Atlanta, Chicago-O’Hare, and Dallas/Fort Worth.[25] The hub served everything from the 64 mile CVG-DAY, to a daily nonstop to Honolulu and Anchorage, to numerous transatlantic destinations including Amsterdam, Brussels, Frankfurt, London–Gatwick, London–Heathrow, Munich, Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Rome–Fiumicino, and Zürich.[26] Delta was also planning on launching Asia service to CVG, beginning with Beijing–Capital, then expanding to Tokyo–Narita and Shanghai–Pudong eventually; however, launch plans were delayed in 2002 due to slot restrictions and eventually stopped after the (Delta’s) bankruptcy.[27]

Airport Information:

  • Airport Elevation: 896 ft.
  • Departures: 18L/36R and 09/27
  • Arrivals: 18L/36R, 18C/36C and 18R/36L; 09/27 weather permitting
Runway Dimensions
09/27 12000 x 150 feet / 3658 x 46 meters
18L/36R 10000 x 150 feet / 3048 x 46 meters
18C/36C 11000 x 150 feet / 3353 x 46 meters
18R/36L 8000 x 150 feet / 2438 x 46 meters

STARs, SIDs, and other charts:

https://skyvector.com/airport/CVG/Cincinnati-Northern-Kentucky-International-Airport

Sources:

5. KSEA - Seattle Tacoma International Airport:

Seattle–Tacoma International Airport (IATA: SEA, ICAO: KSEA, FAA LID: SEA), also referred to as Sea–Tac Airport or Sea–Tac (/ˈsiːtæk/), is the primary commercial airport serving the Seattle metropolitan area in the U.S. state of Washington. It is located in the city of SeaTac, approximately 14 miles (23 km) south of Downtown Seattle and 18 miles (29 km) north-northeast of Downtown Tacoma.[3] The airport, the largest in the Pacific Northwest region of North America, is located between Portland, Oregon, and Vancouver, British Columbia, and owned by the Port of Seattle.

The airport has flights to cities throughout North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. It is the primary hub for Alaska Airlines, whose headquarters are near the airport. It is also a hub and international gateway to Asia for Delta Air Lines, which has expanded at the airport since 2011. Thirty-four airlines serve 91 non-stop domestic and 28 international destinations.

In 2019, the airport was the 28th-busiest airport in the world and the eighth-busiest in the United States (right after San Francisco SFO) by passenger traffic, and is considered one of the fastest growing in the United States; it surpassed 50 million passengers for the 2019 calendar year.[4] The entire airport covers an area of 2,500 acres or 3.9 square miles (10 km2),[1] much smaller than other U.S. airports with similar annual passenger numbers.[5]

Airport Information:

  • Airport Elevation: 433 ft.
  • Departures: 16L/34R
  • Arrivals: 16C/34C and 34L/16R
Runway Dimensions
16L/34R 11901 x 150 feet / 3627 x 46 meters
16C/34C 9426 x 150 feet / 2873 x 46 meters
16R/34L 8500 x 150 feet / 2591 x 46 meters

STARs, SIDs, and other charts:

https://skyvector.com/airport/SEA/Seattle-Tacoma-International-Airport

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Now for the big question…
Which airport would YOU like to see me control tomorrow?

  • KMCO
  • KTPA
  • KORD
  • KCVG
  • KSEA

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Thank you for your time! The poll will close at 4:00Z (12:00 AM EST) and the winner will be announced! See you in the skies :)

-Smax IFATC

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Let me know when you decide which airport you’ll open! :)

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Hoping for Seattle, to do some short hops to Vancouver and Boeing field

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This is awesome!

I know it’s not one of the poll options, but PANC would be fantastic as well if someone wants to open that :)

Almost all of these are PANC origins or destinations, so that’s cool.

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EDIT: Updated Polling to show on vote instead of having to wait until close!

thanks

I may have to do PANC in the future! Great suggestion!

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It is a great suggestion 😉

If only we could request ATC for Expert every now and then…

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Great topic and really well presented!

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thank you! I really appreciate it

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15 minutes until voting is closed!

Ladies and gentlemen, we have a tie! The tie is between KORD and KSEA; next vote wins!!

Looks like we’ll have to so some flights between Boise and Seattle

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Wow, what an ending!! After a tie-breaker between KORD and KSEA the winner is… KSEA!!! I will be controlling from 15:30Z-18:00Z (11:30AM-2:00PM EST) on ES.

A special thank you to everyone that voted, this was fun! Comment below the airports that you would like to see controlled on the next IFATC choice day.

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Listed below is all of the KSEA airport info:

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

Seattle–Tacoma International Airport (IATA: SEA, ICAO: KSEA, FAA LID: SEA), also referred to as Sea–Tac Airport or Sea–Tac (/ˈsiːtæk/), is the primary commercial airport serving the Seattle metropolitan area in the U.S. state of Washington. It is located in the city of SeaTac, approximately 14 miles (23 km) south of Downtown Seattle and 18 miles (29 km) north-northeast of Downtown Tacoma.[3] The airport, the largest in the Pacific Northwest region of North America, is located between Portland, Oregon, and Vancouver, British Columbia, and owned by the Port of Seattle.

The airport has flights to cities throughout North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. It is the primary hub for Alaska Airlines, whose headquarters are near the airport. It is also a hub and international gateway to Asia for Delta Air Lines, which has expanded at the airport since 2011. Thirty-four airlines serve 91 non-stop domestic and 28 international destinations.

In 2019, the airport was the 28th-busiest airport in the world and the eighth-busiest in the United States (right after San Francisco SFO) by passenger traffic, and is considered one of the fastest growing in the United States; it surpassed 50 million passengers for the 2019 calendar year.[4] The entire airport covers an area of 2,500 acres or 3.9 square miles (10 km2),[1] much smaller than other U.S. airports with similar annual passenger numbers.[5]

Airport Information:

  • Airport Elevation: 433 ft.
  • Departures: 16L/34R
  • Arrivals: 16C/34C and 34L/16R
Runway Dimensions
16L/34R 11901 x 150 feet / 3627 x 46 meters
16C/34C 9426 x 150 feet / 2873 x 46 meters
16R/34L 8500 x 150 feet / 2591 x 46 meters

STARs, SIDs, and other charts:

https://skyvector.com/airport/SEA/Seattle-Tacoma-International-Airport

Sources:

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KSEA is now OPEN!

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I’ll be arriving in around 2 Hours :)

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KSEA is now closed. Thank you to everyone that voted and participated!

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